Meal Site

Congregate Meals

The OCCOA provides nutritious meals for older adults in a congregate meal setting, following the Operating Standards set by the State Bureau of Aging, Community Living, and Supports – Health and Aging Administration, to help ensure that this valuable program is nutritionally sound and available on a donation basis.

OCCOA Meal Program Staff: Assistant Sherry Lehmann, Coordinator Wanda Cherwinski, and Assistants Amanda Lester and Tammy Goletz.


The OCCOA hosts congregate meals as follows:

Days:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Time:  11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location:

Dining Room (lower level, back entrance)
Otsego County Commission on Aging
1165 Elkview Avenue
Gaylord, Michigan

Cost:

  • Adults 60 and over – $4.00 Suggested Donation
  • Under 60 – $7.00 Fee

Note:  Registration is required for new meal participants who are eligible for the suggested donation, and sign-ins are mandatory at every meal. To register, please contact OCCOA Customer Service Coordinator Shannon Gapinski at (989) 732-1122, or stop by the Welcome Desk in the dining room when you come for your first meal.

Meal Menus:

 

Curbside Luncheons

The OCCOA also occasionally hosts curbside luncheons. Meals need to be reserved at least one day prior to the luncheon and are paid for and picked up from the convenience of participants’ vehicles on the day of the luncheon.

(Left to Right): Curbside Meal Participants Martha Acker and Kathy Musto with OCCOA Customer Service Coordinator Shannon Gapinski

The next curbside luncheon is scheduled as follows:

Date:  Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Menu:  All-beef Coney dog, baked beans, potato salad, Dutch apple pie

New Pickup Time:  Noon to 12:30 p.m. (Please come no sooner than Noon to allow other program participants to exit the parking lot!)

Cost:  $7.00 per meal (due at pickup and payable to OCCOA Customer Service Coordinator Shannon Gapinski)

Reservations Required:  Sign up by July 11, 2024, with OCCOA Meal Program Coordinator Wanda Cherwinski at (989) 748-4071.

Pickup Location:

Lower Level Parking Lot (Follow the line of vehicles picking up and/or pull up alongside the building at the back door.)
Otsego County Commission on Aging
1165 Elkview Avenue
Gaylord, Michigan

 

 

Meal Site Staff

Meal Program Coordinator Wanda Cherwinski

Meal Program Assistants:

Tammy Goletz
Sherry Lehmann
Amanda Lester

 

Gaylord Meal Site

Otsego County Commission on Aging (Lower Level Entrance)
1165 Elkview Ave.
Gaylord, Michigan

Congregate Meals Days and Times
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.